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autoevolution's celebration month

2020 will not go down in history as humanity's worst year ever, as there have been plenty of those before.

Records will however show that it brought with it the biggest challenge our generation had to face. There's virtually no corner of this Earth left untouched by a plague that has completely reshaped our society - and probably more hurdles lie ahead.

But for the first time in months (and how dark those months have been, filled with fear and uncertainty), there seems to be light ahead. In a month's time, 2020 will be history and a new year will begin, hopefully bringing with it an end of the scourge and making this decade one worth living.

Historically, December has been a time for joy. Not even wars were powerful enough to dilute that warm feeling we get as Christmas and the New Year draw closer. How many stories of enemy soldiers spending Christmas together haven't we heard? How many journals detailing the hope each of them felt during this time of the year haven't we read?

2020 will have its Christmas too. Then the New Year will bring 2021 with it, and open the doors to a number of vaccines, new political leadership in key points around the globe, and, above all, the prospect of a new beginning.

2020 is ending, and we couldn't be happier that it does. For us here at autoevolution it's been as challenging as it was for all of you, our readers. Just like you, some of us caught the virus (myself included), others got depressed by the lockdowns, others worried all the time. But together we punched through it, and undoubtedly grew stronger.

There's only one month left in 2020, and we'll spend it not lamenting what was, but celebrating what will come. Despite all the troubles endured so far, and in anticipation of what’s to come, we here at autoevolution thus declare December 2020 to be Celebration Month. As such, we asked each of our editors to select a favorite topic and focus on that for the next four weeks. Look below to see who’s cooking what.

Finally, we thank you for being with us through all this, and here's to a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



Celebration Month Topics
Alex Oagana - Mercedes-Benz
Andrei Tutu - Muscle Cars
Aurel Niculescu - Ford Bronco
Bogdan Popa - Smart Driving
Cristian Curmei - Urban Mobility
Daniel Patrascu - Pickup Trucks
Dragos Chitulescu - Drift Cars
Elena Gorgan - Luxury Transportation
Mihnea Radu - JDM
Mircea Panait - Chevrolet Corvette
Silvian Secara - Ducati
Tudor Serban - Classic Cars
Vlad Mitrache - Electric Vehicles
Vlad Radu - Ferrari

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

Tesla's New Light Show Leaves a Couple of Owners With Non-Functioning Headlights
Tesla's New Light Show Leaves a Couple of Owners With Non-Functioning Headlights

26 Dec 2021, 13:43 UTC / It may seem like a small price to pay for spreading the joy around, but a dead headlight isn't just a potential extra cost, but a safety concern

 
The Rimac Nevera Electric Hypercar Is Your Own Personal Roller Coaster, Says Doug DeMuro
The Rimac Nevera Electric Hypercar Is Your Own Personal Roller Coaster, Says Doug DeMuro

14 Dec 2021, 17:52 UTC / Doug says that the 1,877-horsepower Rimac Nevera is truly a game changer in the hypercar space and he explains exactly why

 
"FSD Beta Attempts to Kill Me," and That's Not Even the Worst Part
"FSD Beta Attempts to Kill Me," and That's Not Even the Worst Part

11 Dec 2021, 10:46 UTC / Tesla Motors Club forum member questions FSD Beta reliability after very close call and others seem to mirror his feelings

 
Tesla Model S Plaid Brakes Catch Fire After Seven Consecutive Emergency Deployments
Tesla Model S Plaid Brakes Catch Fire After Seven Consecutive Emergency Deployments

7 Dec 2021, 13:57 UTC / It's a known fact that the braking system is the Achille's heel of Tesla vehicles whenever they're taken out of their comfort zone

 
Model S Plaid Vs Chiron Vs Senna Vs 911 Turbo S Drag Race Receives Visit From a Plane
Model S Plaid Vs Chiron Vs Senna Vs 911 Turbo S Drag Race Receives Visit From a Plane

7 Dec 2021, 11:08 UTC / Why do people insist on drag racing the Model S Plaid in stock cars? Well, because every so often things such as this might happen

 
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206 Is Almost Here and It Looks Like a Mini S-Class
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class W206 Is Almost Here and It Looks Like a Mini S-Class

9 Feb 2021, 21:50 UTC / The fifth generation of the smallest Mercedes-Benz RWD sedan is only a few weeks away from its official unveiling, so the camouflage has started to come off

 
The Evolution of the 126C, Ferrari’s First Turbocharged Formula One Race Car
The Evolution of the 126C, Ferrari’s First Turbocharged Formula One Race Car

2 Jan 2021, 08:30 UTC / The 126 was the first Ferrari F1 car to use a turbocharged engine and although it never managed to exceed its famed predecessor, it has a fascinating history

 
Eminent Cycles Bursts Into the Mountain Bike Market With a Menacing Monster
Eminent Cycles Bursts Into the Mountain Bike Market With a Menacing Monster

1 Jan 2021, 11:00 UTC / This mountain bike includes a unidirectional carbon fiber frame and a full Shimano XTR setup; a FOX suspension on the rear and front offers smooth landings

 
Why the Monza SP1 and SP2 Are the Most Insane Ferraris of the Modern Era
Why the Monza SP1 and SP2 Are the Most Insane Ferraris of the Modern Era

1 Jan 2021, 10:15 UTC / Ferrari brings back the Barchetta bodywork from the 1950s and combines it with modern tech to create automotive art in the form of the Monza SP1 and SP2

 
Ford Falcon "Super Sprint" Has a Supercharger for Days
Ford Falcon "Super Sprint" Has a Supercharger for Days

1 Jan 2021, 09:15 UTC / The Falcon Sprint "donor car" for the original 'Stang was overshadowed by the pony, but the former is gaining popularity nowadays, which explains this rendering

 
These Are the Coolest Obscure Mercedes-AMG Models in History
These Are the Coolest Obscure Mercedes-AMG Models in History

31 Dec 2020, 21:50 UTC / Everyone talks about 45, 53 and 63 models nowadays, but what about the less known ones? After all, AMG has been tuning Mercs for almost half a century

 
Kerozin's Ducati Sport 1000 Biposto Revived as a Custom Machine Still Amazes Us
Kerozin's Ducati Sport 1000 Biposto Revived as a Custom Machine Still Amazes Us

31 Dec 2020, 17:20 UTC / While Kerozin’s aesthetic tweaks are by no means extensive on this build, the same can’t be said about the powertrain upgrades

 
Ducati 900SS “Matador” Means Business, Boasts Carbon Fiber Bodywork
Ducati 900SS “Matador” Means Business, Boasts Carbon Fiber Bodywork

31 Dec 2020, 15:34 UTC / The authors behind this venture did one hell of a job on the visual side of things, but the performance enhancements are just as impressive

 
What to Do if Google Maps Crashes on iPhone and CarPlay
What to Do if Google Maps Crashes on iPhone and CarPlay

31 Dec 2020, 15:27 UTC / These are Google’s recommendations to deal with potential crashes experienced by Google Maps on an iPhone and when running on CarPlay

 
Ducati Monster S4R “Kelevra” Is a Timeless Custom Marvel
Ducati Monster S4R “Kelevra” Is a Timeless Custom Marvel

31 Dec 2020, 15:12 UTC / The Italian motorcycle surgeons over at Milan’s South Garage are no strangers to this line of business, and Kelevra is testament to that claim

 
Phoenicia Sailing Yacht: the Inevitable Pull of the Past Translated in Luxe Form
Phoenicia Sailing Yacht: the Inevitable Pull of the Past Translated in Luxe Form

31 Dec 2020, 15:00 UTC / Yacht designer Igor Lobanov turns to Phoenician and Greek triremes for inspiration to create a modern and luxurious concept that's also historically accurate

 
How to Correctly Configure CarPlay’s Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature
How to Correctly Configure CarPlay’s Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature

31 Dec 2020, 14:45 UTC / All iPhones come with Do Not Disturb While Driving, a feature that puts notifications and messages that you receive to silent without any input

 
How to Fix Communication Error 8 on Android Auto
How to Fix Communication Error 8 on Android Auto

31 Dec 2020, 13:44 UTC / Here's what “Communication Error 8” means on Android Auto and what you can do to fix it as fast as possible regardless of the Android device you use

 
Tesla Seems to Hide Behind Safety Measures to Force Delivery of Faulty Vehicles
Tesla Seems to Hide Behind Safety Measures to Force Delivery of Faulty Vehicles

31 Dec 2020, 12:22 UTC / The EV maker is on a quest to reach 500,000 deliveries in 2020 and, as it transpired recently, that leaves no time for quality inspection - here's some proof

 
Illusion Plus Megayacht Is a $145 Million Floating Family Home
Illusion Plus Megayacht Is a $145 Million Floating Family Home

31 Dec 2020, 12:00 UTC / Delivered by Pride Mega Yachts in 2018, Illusion Plus boasts an “unparalleled sense of space” thanks to massive interior volume, ultra-luxury finishes